The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 113 121 95
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -26
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 13 7 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.60% 0.33% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.41% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 13 7 17
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,500 £28,100
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £47,500 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
System Testing
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1684 1700 1194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.32% 79.51% 70.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1446 1512 1009
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

System Testing
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the Birmingham region.

System Testing Salary Trend in Birmingham

System Testing
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing System Testing across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

System Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing.

1 12 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (40.74%) QA
2 11 (40.74%) Finance
3 9 (33.33%) NHS
3 9 (33.33%) Informatics
3 9 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 5 (18.52%) SQL
5 5 (18.52%) J2EE
5 5 (18.52%) Oracle
5 5 (18.52%) UNIX
5 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
5 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
6 4 (14.81%) MS Office
6 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (11.11%) CRM
8 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
8 2 (7.41%) CIMA
8 2 (7.41%) ACCA
8 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
8 2 (7.41%) SAP FI
8 2 (7.41%) Delphi
8 2 (7.41%) RPG
8 2 (7.41%) SAP
8 2 (7.41%) Web Services
8 2 (7.41%) XML
8 2 (7.41%) Supply Chain Management
8 2 (7.41%) General Ledger

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (7.41%) SAP FSCM
2 2 (7.41%) SAP FI
2 2 (7.41%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (7.41%) SAP CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Analyst
1 11 (40.74%) Consultant
2 9 (33.33%) Implementation Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) QA Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Quality Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) CRM Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
4 3 (11.11%) CRM Solutions Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Team Leader
5 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (7.41%) Programmer
5 2 (7.41%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Head of Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) J2EE
2 2 (7.41%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) NHS
1 9 (33.33%) Informatics
2 1 (3.70%) AS400
2 1 (3.70%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) UNIX
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (11.11%) CRM
6 2 (7.41%) Supply Chain Management
6 2 (7.41%) Automated Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
6 2 (7.41%) Time Management
6 2 (7.41%) Data Mapping
7 1 (3.70%) V-Model
7 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Security Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) Six Sigma
7 1 (3.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
2 2 (7.41%) Delphi
2 2 (7.41%) RPG
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) ACCA
1 2 (7.41%) CIMA
1 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (40.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) TSYS